Professional golfer Patrick Reed will reportedly be fined after he was overheard shouting an anti-gay epithet in the wake of missing a putt during a tournament in China.
The 24-year-old, who starred for America during its recent Ryder Cup defeat to Europe, could be heard at Shanghai's WGC-HSBC Champions tournament exclaiming, “Nice f***ing three-putt, you f***in’ faggot,” on tape, CNN reported.
Watch video of Reed's foul-mouthed remark in the below clip, courtesy of Towleroad:
Representatives for the PGA Tour released a statement to Golf News Net and other publications, noting that "the use of obscene language on the golf course" is strictly prohibited and that officials will "deal with this matter internally in accordance with its regulations.”
According to various reports, Reed will be given a fine.
Meanwhile, the player took to Twitter to apologize for his words.
I'm sorry for using offensive language today in China. My passion to play well got the best of me and my word choice was unacceptable.
— Patrick Reed (@PReedGolf) November 6, 2014